SoCS and #LoveIsInDaBlog Day 17 – Passionately calling for a change to the idea of “his and hers”

Anyone who knows me realizes pretty quickly that I’m a passionate person.  When I feel something, I tend to feel it wholeheartedly.  Sure there are things that I’m blah about, but when I care, I’m passionate about it.

I think about how I raised my kids, and honestly, if I had to do it all over again, there are some things I would change.  Granted, some of the decisions weren’t completely mine to make.  Now that I’m truly thinking about it, I did try to let my kids explore, but that wasn’t always allowed by their dad; such as my boys playing with dolls.  Their dad would make comments and say things, and before too long, they just stopped doing it.  If dad doesn’t approve, then it isn’t OK.  Some of it was friends, too, though.  Kids can be so mean, but some of that can be traced directly back to their parents and what they are being taught at home.

I hate the idea that gender is such a “thing”.  Why is it bad for me to lift heavy things?  Why are women not treated them same in the military?  It’s so frustrating that so many things have become “his and hers”.  It’s not as bad as an adult, necessarily, but it’s truly awful for kids.

When my daughter was about ten, she decided that she didn’t want to wear girl’s clothes, not even underwear.  It was really hard at first, but there was a point that I decided it didn’t matter.  The more I fought it, the more she rebelled, so I decided to embrace it.  I bought her the clothes she wanted to wear and accepted her for who she wanted to be.  She wore dreadlocks in her hair and I’m pretty sure she didn’t wear shoes her entire sophomore year of high school.  She eventually grew out of it and now she loves to pretty up.  She will always have that tough side to her though, which I find completely endearing.

She’s faced a lot of bias at her school.  She works in a scene shop and most guys freak out when she tries to lift things or, I don’t know, use a power tool.  It’s ridiculous and I wish the world was different for her, but it’s something I’ve dealt with my whole life too.

It can be hard for boys as well, especially when they decide to do something other than what is considered “a boy thing”.  The thing that I’ve realized is that it’s rooted deep in our society, and while there are changes being made, I think it is going to take a long time to change it completely.

I honestly didn’t mean for this to turn into a rant, but there is that passion I warned you about in the very beginning.


Love Is In Da Blog is hosted by Bee Halton. Today’s prompt was “passion”.

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda Hill.  Today’s prompt was “his/hers”.

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Lyrical Fiction Friday Reveal: “Circles With Your Tongue” #lyricalfictionfriday — The Next Chapter

It’s time for some flash fiction with Marquessa!  Let’s participate strong this week!

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Today’s lyric prompt is: “I know you lie…’cause your lips are movin’…talking circles with your tongue…” For the rules, click on the lyric above. Be inspired and write! Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended. All Rights Reserved ©2018 […]

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#LoveIsInDaBlog Day 12 – The Kiss

Two eyes meet with unspoken words
Like humming birds
Singing the song
It can’t be wrong

Bodies draw closer, inch by inch
Oh, please don’t flinch
It must be right
Too late for flight

Feath’ry soft or brazenly bold
It’s liquid gold
When eyes are closed
And lips are posed


Love Is In Da Blog is hosted by Bee Halton. Today’s prompt was “kiss”.

All of these prompts seem to inspire poetry in me, but today I went searching for a different type of poem just to keep things interesting.  This is my very first crack at a Minute Poem.

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#LoveIsInDaBlog Day 11 – Perfect Joy

That lovely smile
When I open my eyes
The sun shining through the window
The touch of your hand
At just the right time
To let me know I’m not alone
The feel of your lips
Against my skin
That unmentionable, tingling bliss
Laughing at the words
Just between us
Wearing clothes not meant for me
What’s yours is mine
What’s mine is ours
Sharing life with you
My love
Enveloped in perfect joy


Love Is In Da Blog is hosted by Bee Halton. Today’s prompt was “joy”.

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Song Lyric Sunday – Come One Come All by All Time Low

Since Wednesday, this post was always going to be about All Time Low, even if I had to post something of theirs that I’d never heard before.  Luckily, I was able to find a song that fit the theme.

I have my lovely daughter to thank for my infatuation with this band.  I can’t even tell you how many car rides were full of All Time Low and me and her singing at the top of our lungs.  I honestly thought our relationship would always be like that, but people change.  I was also under the impression that she tried hard not to remember those days (for whatever reason), but then she sent me the absolute perfect text on Wednesday night.  It was a video of her and her friends blasting All Time Low and singing at the top of their lungs.  The caption read, “missing u”.  I bawled my eyes out.

This song reminds me of those days when you couldn’t create music playlists on your phone and you were at the mercy of the DJ.  I remember calling the radio station over and over again, begging for my song!  There’s just something about hearing your song on the radio at just the perfect time.  It very rarely happened, but when it did, it was magical.

I think that music is therapeutic and I love doing this every week.  Thanks to all those who play along and make my Sundays so great.

I hope you enjoy some All Time Low!

Come one, come all you’re just in time
To witness my first breakdown
‘Cause there’s a mile gone for every minute passed
When I’m stuck in this town

I’ve got a bone to pick with you, Mr. DJ
The traffic in this town is just as bad as it is in L.A.

So go on and lock me up
You better throw away that key
Before I find out where you broadcast from
Because your playlist is killing me

I’ll change that station
Light it up like the 4th of July
It’s me, I’m caller fifteen
Time to play my last request

Come one, come all, you’re just in time
To witness my first breakdown
‘Cause there’s a mile gone for every minute passed
When I’m wasting space in this town
Don’t call the doctors, I don’t need no medication
I just need one more vacation and make it last

Hear me out please, judge and jury
I’m an innocent man
And it would be such a terrible injustice
To put me away without thinking about

All the terrible mistakes
That goddamn radio jockey makes
I swear, he’s out to get me
Oh, I swear he’s out to get me

I’ll change that station
Light it up like the 4th of July
It’s me, I’m caller fifteen
But it’s too late for explanations
This broadcast will be your last

Come one, come all, you’re just in time
To witness my first breakdown
‘Cause there’s a mile gone for every minute passed
When I’m wasting space in this town
Don’t call the doctors, I don’t need no medication
I just need one more vacation and make it last

Hear me out please, judge and jury
And I swear he’s out to get me
Oh, I swear he’s out to get me

Go on and lock me up
You better throw away that key
And I swear he’s out to get me
Oh, I swear he’s out to get me

I’ve got a bone to pick with you, Mr. DJ
You really oughta lock me up
Because your playlist is killing me

Come one, come all, you’re just in time
To witness my first breakdown
‘Cause there’s a mile gone for every minute passed
When I’m wasting space in this town
Don’t call the doctors, I don’t need no medication
I just need one more vacation and make it last

Written by Pete Kipley, Bart Millard, Nathan Cochran, Mike Scheuchzer, Jim Bryson, Robby Shaffer • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group, Music Services, Inc

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the video, the lyrics and/or hyperlinks to videos and/or gifs and/or lyrics above. No copyright infringement intended.


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was phone calls/calling.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 2/11/18

Technology has come a long way in a very short time.  I remember some time around 2003, the talk of cell phones was starting to ramp up.  It was becoming more “the thing” to have one of your own and carry it around with you all the time.  I remember saying that I didn’t need one because if someone wanted to talk to me, they could call the house phone and leave a message.  I would call them when I was available.  There was no need for someone to get a hold of me while I was grocery shopping or driving.

I finally got one, but then I resisted texting.  I was pretty old-school about communication.  However, my daughter would only communicate through text, so I sort of had to do that or else risk never talking to her.

Now, we are all addicted to our phones, but they are so much more than just a phone.  I rarely receive phone calls on it, which I think is pretty sad.  Phone calls are nice and talking to someone is a much better  form of communication than texting.  There is too much left open to interpretation when there are only words on a screen.

If you hadn’t guessed already, this of course leads us right into our theme this week.  So, get your thinking caps on, break out your playlists and let’s get to work!  Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “phone calls/calling”.  

As always, you can go your own way and post a song that has nothing to do with the prompt.  We’re all here sharing our love of music and lyrics, and most of all, having a great time!

I’m teaming up with Simply Marquessa  and her LyricalFictionFriday theme was based on today’s SLS theme.  Her posts go up on Thursday, so please check out her blog to delve into the world of music and fiction.

If you would like to suggest a theme, I am open to suggestions.   Please either pop it in the comments or send me an email at helenvahdati@yahoo.com.

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

Feel free to use the Song Lyric Sunday badge by copying it into your post or add it to your site to show you are participating.

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